ⓘ Protruding ear

                                     

ⓘ Protruding ear

Prominent ear, otapostasis or bat ear is an abnormally protruding human ear. It may be unilateral or bilateral. The concha is large with poorly developed antihelix and scapha. It is the result of malformation of cartilage during primitive ear development in intrauterine life. The deformity can be corrected anytime after 6 years. The surgery is preferably done at the earliest in order to avoid psychological distress. Correction by otoplasty involves changing the shape of the ear cartilage so that the ear is brought closer to the side of the head. The skin is not removed, but the shape of the cartilage is altered. The surgery does not affect hearing. It is done for cosmetic purposes only. The complications of the surgery, though rare, are keloid formation, hematoma formation, infection and asymmetry between the ears.

                                     
  • Bat ear may refer to: Protruding ear an abnormally protruding human ear A shape of dog ear see Canine terminology The ear of a bat, used for echolocation
  • ear The outer ear consists of the pinna and the ear canal. Since the outer ear is the only visible portion of the ear in most animals, the word ear
  • The middle ear is the portion of the ear internal to the eardrum, and external to the oval window of the inner ear The mammalian middle ear contains three
  • biologist and evolutionary theoretician. see Darwin s tubercle Lop ear - A protruding ear characterized by the defects of a too - small helix the cartilage - stiffened
  • Visible hair that protrudes from the ear canal is sometimes trimmed for cosmetic reasons. Excessive hair growth within or on the ear is known medically
  • minimally invasive procedure for pinning protruding ears developed by Merck. The method belongs to the special types of ear pinning surgeries. In contrast to
  • Ear Fold or Ear Fold method is a surgical method for pinning protruding ears In contrast to all the other ear - pinning procedures otoplasty metal implants
  • Mustarde technique is an otoplastic surgery otoplasty for pinning protruding ears The method belongs together with the Stenstrom and Converse methods
  • technique or method is otoplastic surgery otoplasty for pinning protruding ears The method belongs together with the Mustarde technique and the Converse
  • Incisionless Fritsch otoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for pinning protruding ears Fritsch named his method Incisionless Otoplasty and published it
  • periosteum and mastoid bone resulting in the typical appearance of a protruding ear Serious complications result if the infection spreads to the brain